Accounting Associate II – III

City of Austin, TX
May 14, 2023
Austin, TX
Job Type


Minimum Qualifications
Accounting Associate II

  • Graduation with a Bachelor's degree from an accredited four year college or university with major course work in a field related to Finance, Accounting, or Economics.
  • Up to four (4) years of related experience may be substituted for education.

Licenses or Certifications:


Accounting Associate III

  • Graduation with a Bachelor's degree from an accredited four year college or university with major coursework in a field related to Finance, Accounting, or Economics plus two years of related experience.
  • Any combination of related experience and/or education may be substituted.

Licenses and Certifications Required:

Notes to Applicants

The Development Services Department ( DSD ) assists homeowners, business owners, and contractors when they build, demolish, remodel or perform any type of construction to ensure compliance with applicable city and building codes.

DSD is seeking an Accounting Associate III position to be responsible for the processing, payment, organization, and tracking of ALL invoices & payment requests for DSD , including petty cash disbursements, INs, GAX , and Procard transactions( WORKS ) & review/approval of transaction. In addition, the position will handle all travel requests and process travel claims & payments ( TPP , TPR , TA, etc.) in accordance with the COA policy. The position will also be responsible for purchase-related activities such as DO creation, as well as requesting contracts such as RQS / RQM in AIM's. The Accounting Associate III position will serve under the direction of the Accounting Manager I in the Financial Services Division.

Working with the City of Austin provides a number of health and welfare benefits. Please click HERE for more information.

Employment Application: Only complete applications will be considered. Be sure your employment history on the application includes your past job titles, employment dates, and a detailed summary of your job duties, functions and responsibilities. Please take the time to ensure that the application is complete to represent your history and skills/abilities. Although there are posting dates listed, Development Services may close the posting any time after seven days from the initial advertisement. Once a position is closed, no additional applications or application changes will be accepted.

Post Interview Verification: If you are selected as the top candidate for a position, we will be contacting your current and former employer, as well as the references listed in your application. Please do your best to ensure that the contact information on the application is accurate. Top candidates will also be required to provide proof of education from an accredited organization, copies of any professional licenses or certificates listed on the application and a copy of your DD-214 if claiming veteran's preference.

Assessment(s): Candidates selected for interview may undergo a skill/competency based assessment(s).

Salary Ranges
Accounting Associate II
$22.85 - $26.24
Accounting Assoicate III
$24.42 - $28.65


Pay Range
Please see Salary Ranges in Notes To Applicants

Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Limited telework opportunities may exist.

Job Close Date 05/26/2023
Type of Posting Reserved for City Employees
Department Development Services
Regular/Temporary Regular
Grant Funded or Pooled Position Not Applicable
Category Professional
Location 6310 Wilhelmina Delco Drive, Austin, TX 78752 - PDC
Preferred Qualifications
Preferred Experience:

  • Intermediate knowledge of Microsoft Office products to include TEAMS , Word, Excel, and Outlook.
  • Experience with Austin Integrated Management Systems ( AIMS ) or similar financial ERP systems.
  • Accounts payable experience including processing of All invoice & payment requests such as INs, GAXs, procards, petty cash disbursement, etc.
  • Experience processing travel requests, claims, advances, and reimbursements ( TPP , TPR , TAs, etc.), including providing instructions & training related to travel.
  • Experience processing WORKS transactions (procard) for Bank of America or working with other similar software used to manage credit card transactions.
  • Development & processing of DO's (Delivery Orders), CT's (Contracts), RQS (Request for services), and other related documents to encumber funds and/or initiate purchasing contracts.

Duties, Functions and Responsibilities
Essential duties and functions, pursuant to the Americans with Disabilities Act, may include the following. Other related duties may be assigned.

Accounting Associate II
Accounting Associate III

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Must possess required knowledge, skills, abilities, and experience and be able to explain and demonstrate, with or without reasonable accommodations, that the essential functions of the job can be performed.

Accounting Associate II
Accounting Associate III

Criminal Background Investigation This position has been approved for a Criminal Background Investigation.
The City of Austin is committed to compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act. If you require reasonable accommodation during the application process or have a question regarding an essential job function, please call (512) 974-3210 or Texas Relay by dialing 7-1-1.

The City of Austin will not discriminate against any applicant or employee based on race, creed, color, national origin, sex, gender identity, age, religion, veteran status, disability, or sexual orientation. In addition, the City will not discriminate in employment decisions on the basis of an individual's AIDS , AIDS Related Complex, or HIV status; nor will the City discriminate against individuals who are perceived to be at risk of HIV infection, or who associate with individuals who are believed to be at risk.

Information For City Employees: If you are an employee within the department, are in good standing and meet both the minimum and preferred qualifications, then you will receive an initial interview.

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).
* The minimum qualifications for this position are: Graduation with a Bachelor's degree from an accredited four year college or university with major course work in a field related to Finance, Accounting, or Economics. Up to four (4) years of related experience may be substituted for education. Do you meet these minimum qualifications?

  • Yes
  • No

* Briefly describe your experience related to Microsoft Office applications such as Word, Excel, Outlook, etc.
(Open Ended Question)
* Briefly describe your experience in handling Travel Requests, including travel advances, as well as processing and submitting travel Claims in AIM's.
(Open Ended Question)
* Briefly describe your purchasing and/or accounts payable experience and how it relates to working in a public sector environment where there are bureaucratic processes and complicated public accounting procedures.
(Open Ended Question)
* How many years of experience do you have with City of Austin Purchasing processes and encumbrances? (Please note that an affirmative answer must be supported by information on your City of Austin employment application.)

  • None
  • Less than 1 year
  • 1 to less than 2 years
  • 2 to less than 3 years
  • 3 or more years

* This position requires a criminal background check. By selecting the following, you are acknowledging that you understand if you are selected as a top candidate for this position, you will need a successful CBI to be hired.

  • I acknowledge and understand this position requires a Criminal Background Check

* If identified as a top candidate, do you agree to a criminal background check (CBI)?

  • Yes
  • No

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